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Joseph Ray McClain
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1937
Death: Jun. 22, 2007

Rockdale Reporter
June 28, 2007

Ray McClain, 70, of Rockdale since 1970 and formerly of Dime Box, died Friday morning, June 22, 2007 at his home in Rockdale. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Monday, June 25 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. John Warren of St. Johns United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Caldwell.

Mr. McClain was born March 25, 1937 in Little Rock, AR to Joseph Clark McClain and Leona (Johnson) McClain.

He married Gloria Beaird McBride on May 12, 1958 in Baytown.

He was raised in Kingsland, AR and graduated high school from there.

He retired from Alcoa after 26 years and was the area maintance supervisor at the power plant. He then went to work for Zachry for 14 years.

Mr. McClain was a member of the Rockdale City Council being first elected in Aug. 1998. He also served as Mayor Pro Tem for several years. He was a member of the Rockdale Masonic Lodge #414 AF & AM and a member of the Austin Shriners.

He also served on the Rockdale Fair Board and served one year as president. He also attended LeTourneau Technical College in Longview.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas McClain; sister, Nancy Bartelli; parents.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria McClain of Rockdale; two sons, Kenneth McClain of Rockdale and Tracy McClain and wife Dawn of Granbury; daughter, Rachel McClain Correa and husband Ariel of Rockdale; special niece, Janice Dorsett of Rockdale; special great-niece, Connie Merka of Rockdale; two brothers, Roy McClain of Fordyce, AR and Glen McClain of Little Rock, AR; nine grandchildren, Bradley, Daniel, Jasmine, Samantha, Maranda, Bryan, Mark, Thomas and Clayton; one great-grandchild, Brent.

Pallbearers include Fred Marshall, Terry Arledge, Thomas Harris, Jim Eanes, Charlie Matula, John Shoemake, Wallace Jones and Walter Pond.

Honorary pallbearers were Tom Fisher, Jack Drake, Tommy Hodges, Jimmy Greene, Jimmy Throckmorton, Milton Holmes, Ted Retchloff, Leroy Cast, Vaughn Jensen, Robert Ross and T. Fleming.

Memorials may be made to Shriner Children's Hospital or to St. John's United Methodist Church in Rockdale. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Clark McClain (1912 - 2005)
  Leona Johnson McClain (1919 - 2003)
  Gloria Jean Beaird McBride McClain (1937 - 2009)
  Joseph Ray McClain (1937 - 2007)
  Thomas Clark McClain (1943 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
MARCH 25, 1937
JUNE 22, 2007
MAY 12, 1958

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Note: Double marker with wife, Gloria Jean Beaird McBride McClain.
Masonic Cemetery
Burleson County
Texas, USA
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Aug 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21265179
Joseph Ray McClain
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Joseph Ray McClain
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Joseph Ray McClain
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- Judy Benton Lamb
 Added: Oct. 3, 2007

- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Aug. 30, 2007

- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Aug. 30, 2007

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